Planks, specks, eyes and the need for Western Christianity to be careful about criticising others.
The Church in the global south needs the church in the UK, and we in the UK need our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world. Our problem, is that we are slow to realise our need.
Some thoughts on home, life, theology and mission (and coffee) from Diana, a young Malawian Christian leader.
Seldom were the "mission-ed" churches taught to grow up to become "mission-ing" churches to join the missionaries.
In a diverse, multilingual, multi-media world, the need is not for one towering figure like Billy Graham, but for a myriad of people, fired up by his passion and his convictions about the Scriptures.
A short post linking to an excellent video.
I've sat in too many meetings where middle aged white guys (and a small proportion of women) have debated, strategised and planned for the future without any representation from the majority world church.
When you put together the prosperity gospel and false teaching about spiritual warfare together in a poor environment, you create a hell of a mess.
The starting point of mission is the foot of the cross, where acknowledge our full dependance on Christ and our utter need of forgiveness.
This new situation also has consequences for how we think about mission. The most obvious is that mission is no longer a Western monopoly or privilege.